Go Behind the Scenes of Wikileaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate'

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Dan Stevens and Peter Capaldi in "The Fifth Estate". (Photo: DreamWorks)
A new behind-the-scenes featurette has been released for upcoming Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, which stars Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Daniel Bruhl, Larua Linney, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens and Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi among other terribly talented people. (If you haven’t seen the trailer for this buzzed-about, Brit actor-packed film yet, watch it here.)

This new clip doesn’t give us much in the way of new footage from the film – probably to avoid the possibility of spoilers – but rather sits down with director Bill Condon and several of the main cast members to ask them what it is about the story of Julian Assange and his little website that became a global controversy that made them want to be involved in the project. It’s pretty interesting. 

The Fifth Estate - Featurette

Bonus: The world premiere of The Fifth Estate took place this week at the Toronto International Film Festival – and just in case you want to know even more about the actors’ thoughts on their roles specifically and the larger global issues raised by the existence of Wikileaks generally, you can watch the official TIFF press conference for the film on the festival’s YouTube channel. Despite the occasionally awkward question, it’s a pretty great group interview

THE FIFTH ESTATE Press Conference | Festival 2013

The Fifth Estate opens in theaters on October 18. Are you planning to go see it?